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Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

After a motion failed at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a single vote with an Alaska delegate absent, another effort is underway to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea in the...
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...the days a ship works at sea - has fallen, according to statistics provided by the Coast Guard to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. So has the number of flight hours for the Coast Guard aircraft assigned to fisheries patrols.The...
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...Department of Fish and Game. Cotten has served on several fisheries-related boards, including the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. He was born in Juneau and lives in Eagle River.Cotten is in the running to keep the job permanently...
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

Tribal organizations are asking to take over some aspects of wildlife management or at least have a greater voice in the process.
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...2012, after 20 years of unchanged halibut bycatch limits for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to reduce the halibut bycatch limit by 15 percent, to be phased in over three years. After...
Alaska's halibut and black cod harvest season opens Saturday

...for setting the annual halibut harvest limit based on stock assessments and halibut biology, and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council makes allocative decisions based on that quota. The Alaska black cod fisheries are both federally and...
Revisions to fisheries act under review

...released with the draft.One such change would allow regional fishery management councils - such as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council - to phase rebuilding plans in over a three-year period "to lessen economic harm to fishing communities...
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...endeavor to be impartial and objective on every decision. Both on the Board of Fisheries and at the federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council, it was a well-intentioned decision to require the appointment of stakeholders.But all too often...
State | Local
Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab early

...seasons for the groundfish fisheries are also getting going.The catch limits were set by the federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council in December. The council manages fisheries from 3 to 200 miles offshore from Alaska. Groundfish catches...
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...The United Cook Inlet Drift Association continued its lawsuit against the federal government after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council officially turned over salmon management in all Alaska waters (other than Southeast) to the state in...
State | AK legislature


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